Volunteers prep food boxes for those in need

BLACKFOOT — Volunteers scurried about the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency Monday filling food boxes to go to those in need this Thanksgiving.
A total of 157 Thanksgiving food boxes will be distributed to families in Bingham County through the program. Applicants can receive boxes every other year to help feed their families during the holidays. Recipients applied earlier this month to receive the food boxes.
Volunteers from the Greater Blackfoot Association of Realtors, their affiliates and community volunteers worked Monday afternoon to prepare the boxes for distribution. Each box includes a turkey purchased by the Salvation Army, SEICAA's Stone Soup funds or received as a donation. Also included are all the trimmings to make a Thanksgiving meal.
Bobette Beesley, Bingham County SEICAA program coordinator, said donations of turkeys and holiday foods are always welcome as well as regular non-perishable food donations. She expects SEICAA will distribute several holiday emergency food boxes in addition to the Thanksgiving food boxes this year.
Donations for Thanksgiving can be made from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today and Wednesday at SEICAA at 206 S. Spruce St. For more information call 785-1583.